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Moving to ColdFusion 8

Moving to ColdFusion 8 is a 2-day course which will show you the different enhancements and features that come with this new version of ColdFusion 8. Learn to incorporate rich forms, reports, PDF forms, dynamic images, AJAX technology, and other new features into your ColdFusion applications.

Duration: 2 days

Price: 995.00
GSA Price: 952.34
Online Price: 1095.00

Course Prerequisites

Prospective students should have taken the following courses or have equivalent development experience:

  • Fast Track to ColdFusion 7 or equivalent experience

Course Objectives

  • Develop more efficiently using Eclipse
  • Speed up your development by using coding shortcuts and code generating wizards
  • Manage and manipulate popular file formats including PDF, JPG, PNG, ZIP, RSS
  • Easily build powerful AJAX applications
  • Increase application responsiveness and track server load effectively

Course Outline

Unit 1: Introducing the Course

  • Prerequisites
  • 5 minute highlight Reel of New Features

Unit 2: Developing with Eclipse

  • Installing Eclipse
  • Interesting Features for a CF Developer
  • Using the Wizards
  • Using the Interactive Debugger

Unit 3: Syntax Improvements

  • ArgumentsCollection
  • Implicit creation of arrays and structures
  • JavaScript operators in CFML Expressions
  • PrecisionEvaluate()

Unit 4: Improvements to the CFC Framework

  • Application Framework
  • 404 Handling with onMissingTemplate()
  • Welcome File List
  • Using onMissingMethod()
  • Application Inheritence
  • <cfinterface>

Unit 5: Working with PDF Files

  • Generate a PDF file using cfdocument
  • Generate a PDF file using the ColdFusion Report Builder
  • Generate a PDF file using cfreport
  • Manipulate PDF Files using cfpdf
  • Create Interactive PDF Forms with Adobe LiveCycle Designer
  • Manipulating LiveCycle Form Data with cfpdfForm
  • Parse data sent to ColdFusion from a LiveCycle Form

Unit 6: Improvements to File I/O and Transformations

  • Image Processing
    • Reading Image Data
    • Storing images in the database
    • Reading images from the DB
    • Image transformations
  • Assembling multimedia presentations
  • Creating ZIP archives
  • Creating and Processing RSS/ATOM Feeds

Unit 7: Introduction to Creating AJAX applications with ColdFusion 8

  • Introduction to AJAX
  • Debugging AJAX Applications
  • Binding Data to Form Fields
  • User Interface Tags and Functions
    • Container Tags
    • Forms Tags
    • Menu Tags
    • User Assistance Tags
  • Using CFTREE
  • Using CFGRID
  • Submitting data in the background to a CFC

Unit 8: Performance, Scalability, and Administration

  • Using CFTHREAD to create async processes
  • Server monitoring and configuration
  • Setting up multiple administrators
  • Per-application settings

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